Jul 28, 2011 11:00pm PDT
with marvin kalb and his daughter deborah kalb. they have written a book about the legacy of vietnam called "haunting legacy." >> one of the most difficult things about "haunting legacy," charlie, is to try to understand what is it that presidents go through when they make major decisions about war and ace? these are human beingsnd they have fears andin obama's mind, not only the first black president in american hiory and that's on his min too is something that he cannot be careless about. >> we start withresidentord as the war wa ending and we do chapter on each president up president obama and eac president was affected by that war in terms of both his personal life, his experiences, his politics in terms of the campaign and primarily his foreign policy decision making. >> rose: wcontinue this evening with david wise, who's written another book about espionage. it's about chinese and american espionage and it's called "tiger trap." >> the chinese spy very differently than, for example, the k.g.b., or now the s.b.i., as it's called. the chinese have been at this much longer than we have.
Jul 28, 2011 11:35pm EDT
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Jul 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
of nbc news and former moderator of "meet the press" marvin kalb and deborah kalb. it's a great honor to have you here. what a fascinating book. >> thank you. >> it seems if there's a water balloon fight somewhere, people say it's the next vietnam. this war cast a shadow on every president from '75 forward. >> people told me researching the book there are two large themes. one is watergate in a political sense and one is vietnam in a national security sense. what we tried to do in researching and writing the book is what does one president after another from ford to obama do when the issue comes us about whether to send troops abroad. what does vietnam factor into their minds? how do they think of an exit strategy? every way vietnam sits there in the oval office as an uninvited guest but it's there. >> have we paid less attention to it? you go back to lebanon, 1983, ronald reagan put together a document. some people are saying obama is ignoring that in afghanistan. >> no, i think quite the opposite. i think vietnam has haunted obama more than any other president because obama was 13 y